why i love blueberries

July 18, 2023 0 Comments

During my 35 years of practicing chiropractic I have always been interested in nutrition. Blueberries are high on my list to be on everyone’s menu. This article will describe why blueberries can be important to our health. Included in this report will be a number of research studies showing the benefits of this amazing food.

There have been many types of recommended diets that have come and gone. I have done a lot of research on what nutritional regimen works best. Based on scientific studies and experience, my personal approach is to eat a low carb, high fat, high protein plan. This should also include plenty of vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, kale, and cabbage should make up the bulk of the vegetable category.

I’m not a big fan of eating a lot of fruits and berries because a lot of them contain fruit sugar, which is a carbohydrate. Eating too many carbohydrates negatively affects the low-carb aspect of this particular nutritional approach.

However, blueberries do not fall into the category of harmful carbohydrates, fruits or berries. Unlike other berries that can cause a harmful spike in blood glucose and a corresponding spike in insulin production to control high blood sugar, blueberries have the opposite effect. Blueberries can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. This can reduce the risk of diabetes and possibly even benefit diabetics.

Research also indicates that blueberries may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. The mineral manganese is found in high concentrations in blueberries. Manganese is important in helping the body process cholesterol and can help us have more “good cholesterol” than “bad cholesterol.”

Now that I’m 65 and consider myself a “senior,” I’m concerned about brain health. Blueberries have been shown to be helpful in this regard. In 2018, a study was carried out on 215 older adults with cognitive impairment. These people consumed a cranberry and grape extract daily for six months and had a significant improvement in episodic memory.

Blueberries are also high in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, which contributes to aging and can cause diseases such as cancer.

Cranberries, like cranberries, contain non-stick substances that can help prevent bacteria from building up in the bladder and leading to urinary tract infections.

While many experts suggest eating a cup of blueberries a day, this may be difficult or impractical for most people. Adding a serving of a dozen or more blueberries daily to your diet will provide the benefits described above.

I highly recommend eating blueberries. They’re delicious, nutritious, easy to find at most grocery stores, and unbelievably good for you!

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